Syllabic Sumerian and Syllabic Akkadian, ca. 2800 BCE to 500 CE. The lingua franca of ancient Mesopotamia, Akkadian uses the same cuneiform alphabet as Sumerian. The Epic of Gilgamesh, the Enuma Elish creation myth
CC Cycle 1 Week 1 The Sumerian language, an isolate written in cuneiform. The most banal things (accounting records for example) give us an extraordinary glimpse into the everyday life in ancient Sumer.